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Music Maker 25: Southern Voices | Lonnie Holley & Alexa Rose
December 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday evening at Music Maker 25 features individual sets from two distinct Southern voices — multidisciplinary visual artist and improvisational musician Lonnie Holley and Southwest Virginia mountain native and roots musician Alexa Rose. A journeyman and sculptor who recorded his first ever album of music in his sixties, Holley has lived an unparalleled life, one reflected in the captivating fare of 2012’s Just Before Music and last year’s sprawling MITH. Of that latter full-length, The Quietus hailed it as “a record that, far from being cartoonish or hackneyed, feels tangible and rings true.” Rose, compared to the likes of Joni Mitchell and Hurray for the Riff Raff, is developing a sound distinctly her own. Drawing inspiration from her Appalachian heritage, her voice “stands out with depth and complexity, capable of gymnastic yodels and deep resonance” (Cary Magazine).
The ‘Music Maker 25′ package (http://bit.ly/DP-MM25) which provides access to all seven ‘Music Maker 25′ shows at The Fruit, is now on sale, along with single tickets. $10 Duke student tickets will go on sale TUESDAY, AUGUST 27 at 11 AM. Packages and single tickets can be purchased online, via phone at 919-684-4444, and in person at the Duke University Box Office, Tuesday through Friday, 11 AM to 6 PM.